N.Y. gov­er­nor: Po­lice can’t ques­tion sta­tus

Cape Breton Post - - World -

AL­BANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. An­drew Cuomo has signed an ex­ec­u­tive or­der pro­hibit­ing state agen­cies or state of­fi­cers from in­quir­ing about or shar­ing a per­son’s im­mi­gra­tion sta­tus.

The new rule bars state po­lice and other state law en­force­ment agen­cies from ask­ing about a per­son’s right to be in the coun­try when they’re the vic­tim of a crime or a wit­ness. It also means state agen­cies won’t be able to share a per­son’s im­mi­gra­tion sta­tus with fed­eral au­thor­i­ties, ex­cept in cer­tain sit­u­a­tions, such as a law en­force­ment in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

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